An eight-inch bone found between two graves in a cemetery and thought to be human remains has been identified by a police forensics team.
They have confirmed it as an avian tibiotarsus bone, belonging to a bird.
It was found in Tring Road Cemetery by security consultant John Lewis, 53, who was concerned it could be human remains.
He said it was the first time in 23 years of visiting the graveyard in Aylesbury that he has found a loose bone.
Deputy clerk for Aylesbury Town Council Mark Broughton, who sent the bone to be tested, said: “It’s not human remains.
“The police emailed me to say: ‘I can confirm it’s not from a human’.
“I’d speculate that it was picked up by a dog or a fox but it’s good to know what it is.”